Tagged: travel

NEW WEBSITE!!!

 

Hello all, I am revamping things and my website/blog is now www.SeafaringPhotography.com. You can also find me on social media, Facebook: Seafaring Photography Instagram&Twitter: @Seafaring_Photo

I hope you take a minute to check out my new work, and thanks for your support over the past year.

Xx,

Dil

Girls getaway to Santa Fe

The time has arrived for our annual girls trip to commence..

My Mum and I started this tradition last year when my closest friend was murdered… not knowing what to do, or how to move forward my Mum and I headed down to Santa Fe, for a girls trip. It was a much needed getaway, and though at the end of our trip I was still heartbroken, I was once again able to see the beauty that surrounds us daily. We decided that each Thanksgiving we would return to Santa Fe to enjoy the art, shopping, and food.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time here, the town and shops are just starting to set up their Holiday decor, and snow gently covers the array of colors the city is painted in. And for Mum and I, it is a much needed escape from our daily lives. Today we are off to Canyon Road, to visit the art studios… more to come!

Xx,

Dil

A beautiful memory

 

Memories of Bangkok, the city of smiles, warm me on this frigid Fall day..
Sofitel Hotel. Backdrops of Lumphini Park and the BKK skyline. Feeling on top of the world. Casual Canadian tuxedo. Shenanigans with the staff. Only God can judge us. Blurred lights, capturing the progressing darkness.

Xx,

Dil

Long-sleeve Denim button-up~ BDG Denim
Denim cutoff shorts~ Vintage Lucky
Mocassins~ Minnetonka
Sunglasses~ Ray Ban

My Wilderness Adventure

Exhaling I ask Pop, “Have you ever heard of ‘glamping’?” His brow furls and his head cocks to the side, he repeats “Glamping?” in a very confused tone. I laugh, and continue to explain this term to him.. it’s not much of a surprise he thinks it’s a joke… we are settling into our second night of our wilderness adventure. And glamping isn’t really Pop’s way..

The idea started as a two mile proposal of a backpacking trip with Pop– should have known then I was getting into much more. For myself it ended being a test of strength, endurance, and determination. We completed a three pass loop outside of Aspen, in the Maroon Snowmass Wilderness, a total of 22 miles, and I was carrying a 25 pound pack.

Day 1- caught off guard with elevation gains of over 4,000 feet and one ridge conquered we set up camp. The ridge was nameless so we called it Homer. There were marmots screeching out their calls and Coneys scampering about throughout our climb. There was a magnificent view of Willow Lake and some smaller surrounding ponds from the top of the pass. It was like looking down into an enchanted fairy paradise.  We hiked down and spent the night at 11,700 feet at Willow Lake. The first day was a test of strength, and was full of picnics. Exhausted we fell asleep to the sound of rain against the tent.

Day 2- we climbed over Willow Pass, which had a quite steep decent into a condensed valley with a creek running through. We found a nice perch above the creek on a soft grassy hill and enjoyed a simple but delicious picnic. The area was calm and we decided to meditate for a bit before hiking on to Buckskin Pass. The winding route down led us to a beautiful wooded area, that was extremely lush. The trail was lined with different mushrooms and weaved roots paved the way to Snowmass lake. It was a gorgeous day of hiking, finished with a magnificent campsite just feet from Snowmass Lake.

Day 3- we woke early to the sun rising against the peaks across the lake, casting a beautiful ray of light across the upper ridges. Being up early we decided to get packed and head back to Aspen for a delicious breakfast. We hiked out along the stream, it was mostly downhill and went by quickly. The path crossed over a still body of water, it was made up of fallen timber from the winter before. Each step was followed by a shift in logs beneath your feet.. but we were determined to make it across and get to our breakfast.

This trip reminded me a lot of the last year of my life. Extreme struggles, and times of wanting to give up- however it is like I told Pop.. if you give up on the climb you don’t get to see all the beauties this world possesses.. so we carried on.. and on we will carry.

Xx,

Dil

A happy bunny adventure

 

Over the stream and through the woods, to a happy bunny’s paradise I go. Venturing down a rainbow rabbit hole to discover the freedom of birds gliding and stretching their wings in the nearly vacant beach. A beach shared only with fellow dreamers, dreaming away in pleasant golden rays.. reviving the body’s senses in the cool blue Atlantic water. Appreciating the simple beauties of life, and finding balance along the shore. An unparalleled growth only to discover the true beauty of standing alone. A day off, a happy bunny adventure, a lifetime of beautiful memories and images dancing through my mind.

Xx,

Dil

Happy bunny!

Happy Bunny!

Preparing for a day at one of my newly discovered enchanted paradises.. A wild trip down a naturally covered pathway, the sweet smell of honeysuckle dwells in the warm summer heat. Pressing on to the promise of soft sand and salty water.. and views that are guaranteed to take the happiest of bunnies breath away. Today is my day off and I’m headed to my enchanted paradise, feeling cheerful and grateful. Going to capture beauty, as natural as sweet Mary..

Xx,

Dil

Bathingsuit~ BlackMilk Clothing
White Sunnies~  Truckstop Find

Photos by: Lucy